The New Statesman. Alan B'Stard MP (Rik Mayall). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Yorkshire Television
The New Statesman

The New Statesman (1987)

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1987 - 1994
  • 28 episodes (4 series)

Sitcom parody of 1980s Conservatism. Tory MP Alan B'Stard holds the largest majority in the House: his interests are money, power, sex, and himself. Stars Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Rowena Cooper, John Nettleton and more.

The New Statesman trivia

Rik Mayall appeared as Alan B'Stard in a referendum broadcast for the NO to AV campaign, first broadcast on BBC One at 18:55 on Monday 11th April 2011.

Series 1 - 3 were produced in-house by Yorkshire Television, whilst Series 4 was made by Marks and Gran's own company, Alomo, for Yorkshire.

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